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Senior Policy advisor Education (0,6-1,0 fte)

Senior Policy advisor Education (0,6-1,0 fte)

Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Irène Curie Fellowship
General Affairs
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Job description

Work environment

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is one of Europe’s top universities of technology, situated at the heart of a most innovative high-tech region. Due to a wealth of collaborations with industry and academic institutes, TU/e’s research has real-world impact. TU/e has around 3,000 employees, and about 13,000 students. Our university is at the heart of society: TU/e focuses on complex, societal and industrial challenges in education and research.

TU/e bachelors and masters programs have been incorporated into a Bachelor College and a Graduate School respectively. Within the Bachelor College, TU/e currently offers 15 three-year BSc programs. In the Graduate School, TU/e offers 23 Master programs as well as EngD and PhD programs.

The current job offer is at the General Affairs service. In the role of Senior Policy Advisor Education, you are part of the Education Cluster (10 fte) within the General Affairs service, and you work closely with your colleagues within the team, the Dean Bachelor College and Dean Graduate School and with Graduate Program Directors. You also have regular contact with colleagues of departments and services, and TU/e innovation Space, and you participate in meetings on relevant topics.

The activities include

  • Proactively translate national and international developments in academic education into policy, keeping a close eye on the connection with implementation.
  • You coordinate and monitor the planning and results of the various education policies, such as language policy, new BSc and MSc programs, macro-efficiency, policies related to the higher education act. You ensure timely decision-making within the relevant parties.
  • You are a sparring partner and advisor to the Deans Bachelor College and Graduate School, the Board of Education, the program directors, the cluster leader education and your close colleagues in education policy. Where necessary, you liaise with departments, the representative bodies and external stakeholders.

Job requirements

  • You have several years of experience in developing and implementing educational policy in a higher education environment;
  • You have a MSc degree, proven affinity for legal issues a plus;
  • You can switch easily between different dossiers and know how to create support among relevant stakeholders;
  • You are a team player and also know how to find your way independently within an ambitious, energetic, and sometimes complex organization;
  • You have excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and in Dutch;
  • You know how to move processes forward.

Conditions of employment

We offer a fulltime (1,0 fte) employment position with a gross month salary in the range of € 4.814,- and € 6.181,- (scale 12) based on your education and experience. An appointment of 0,8 fte is also possible. Besides that, we offer an annual holiday allowance of 8%, an annual end of the year bonus of 8,3%, a total of 41 days of paid holiday leave and a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes, child care and excellent sports facilities).

Information and application

For more information about the content of this vacancy you can contact Lilian Halsema, Head education Policy, telephone 040 - 247 4673, e-mail: e.m.halsema[at]

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact HR Services, 040 – 247 4486, e-mail: vacancies.supportunits[at]

Information about the employment conditions can be found here.


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If you are interested in working in an exciting, dynamic, high-tech environment, where you contribute to the creation of the society of the future, then please apply as soon as possible. The selection of the applicants will take place immediately after receipt, the final closing date of the vacancy is January 8, 2023.

There is concurrent internal and external recruitment for this vacancy. For applicants of equal ability, internal applicants will be favoured over external ones.

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.